I discovered Hook & Harbor Co. on Instagram a few months ago and have loved watching this new designer build out her line. When I checked out her Etsy store, I knew I had to have her Wizard Glasses ornament. It arrived promptly last week. I couldn’t wait to get started on it, so I snuck the project in between projects for work. I love her wizard letter and cook book canvases too!
It’s a relatively small ornament- only 3″ in diameter on 13 count canvas. I’m planning on having Needlepoint.Com finish it with a gusset and their signature gold hook so it really pops out on our tree.
Today on the blog I’m sharing a mini stitch guide for the project.
DMC Floss #311
Silk Lamé Braid #SL187
Size #11 Beads- Gold (Sundance #471)
Beading Thread of your Choice
Stitch the blue background in Criss Cross Hungarian Stitch using 6 ply DMC Floss #311 for the groups of three stitches and 1 strand of Silk Lamé Braid #SL187 for the cross stitches in between. When stitching the background, leave the blue inside the glasses frames unstitched. (See diagram below).
Stitch the blue area inside the glasses in Criss Cross Hungarian Stitch using 1 strand Silk Lamé Braid #SL187 for the groups of three stitches and 6 ply DMC Floss #311 for the cross stitches in between. Switching to the sparkly thread for the groups of three stitches will give a glossier effect like the glass in glasses. (See diagram above).
Attach Size #11 Gold Beads for the scar in a Reverse Tent Stitch Pattern using a beading thread of your choice. Alternatively, you may use 1 ply of the DMC Floss as a beading thread. (See diagram below).
Attach Size #11 Gold Beads for the rim of the glasses in a Horizontal Cross Stitch Pattern. Begin by attaching the bead to the canvas on the diagonal in the same way you would do a Tent Stitch. Run your needle back through the center of the bead from the upper left hand corner of the intersection to the lower right. This will rotate the bead so it sits horizontally up on the canvas intersection.